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Fort Kent native is finalist for nutrition award

ORONO, Maine — Lily Brickman of Fort Kent has been named as a finalist for the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Abstract Recognition Award Program in Community and Public Health Nutrition, a program of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) which recognizes the highest quality research presented by students and young investigators at Nutrition 2022 Live Online.  

More than 700 abstracts were submitted by students and postdoctoral fellows. The program aims to recognize the top 15 percent highest scoring abstracts. Abstracts were rated by more than 400 nutrition scientists.

Finalists will be recognized during Nutrition 2022 Live Online, the American Society for Nutrition’s annual scientific event.

Brickman received her B.S. from the University of Maine in food science and human nutrition in May 2021 and is currently a dietetic intern in the M.S. program in food science and human nutrition advised by professor Mary Ellen Camire. 

Her abstract is titled “Identifying Cofactors Contributing to Food Insecurity in Elderly Maine Residents Living at Home,” which is based on her 2021 Honors College thesis. 

“Through this program, the American Society for Nutrition celebrates the achievements of our rising stars,” said Paul Coates, president of the American Society for Nutrition. “The Society looks forward to watching their future contributions to advance our understanding of nutrition science and practice.”

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